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role. john coffee, a law professor at columbia university, joins us via skype this morning with his legal insights. good morning and good to have you on the show. > > good morning to you. pleasure to be here. > > is it difficult for investors to get these cases to court? > > it's not difficult in the context of an ipo. there's probably no other legal context where the balance or the advantage is tipped as sharply in the favor of the plaintiffs as in the world of ipos and other registered securities offerings. > > i spoke with one attorney going to bat for clients against facebook. he says the case is stuck in procedure. is that the norm? > > the norm is that there's an awful lot of organization in the case. a case doesn't get started right away until one team of plaintiffs gets control of the litigation. then the next thing that will happen is that the defendants will make a motion to dismiss. that's the really critical motion, because typically if the defendants cannot get the action dismissed at the outset, then we're likely to get into settlement negotiations, which may take a ye
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